Adam-3877

Status
Application status: 
Under Offer
Visa Status: 
Not known
Teacher Details
Gender: 
Male
Age: 
23
Nationality: 
British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: 
Yes
Details of previous overseas experience: 
On behalf of the Bahamas National Trust I conducted ecological surveys of the local coral reef system. I monitored populations of fish and coral species to gauge the health of the ecosystem. Living and working in a rural community, I enjoyed experiencing different lifestyles and culture; something I hope to emulate in another setting while teaching English.
Placement Preferences
Available Date: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Travel Plans: 
I am travelling with my partner
Travel Plan Details: 
I am hoping to teach alongside my partner (not necessarily at the same school) who has also applied to flying cows (katherine-3715). Outside of term-time I hope to explore the host country and immerse myself in its rich culture.
Location Preferences: 
No preference
City
Town
Coastal
Location Preference Details: 
I hope to work in a vibrant, dynamic community with transport routes to around the country.
Education
Highest Qualification: 
BSc
Other Qualification: 
PGCE
Degree Subject: 
Biological Sciences (Zoology)
University / Institution: 
University of Leicester
Grade: 
First Class
Do you have a TEFL certificate: 
No
Details of TEFL certificate: 
Currently completing a Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168hrs)
Were you educated in your native country?: 
Yes
Work Experience
Position 1
Job title: 
Student Teacher
Dates of employment: 
September 2016-June 2017
Summary of role: 
During my PGCE I taught at both Hinkley Academy and Countesthorpe Community College. I taught Science to 11-18 year olds of a range of abilities, and all lessons were fully differentiated to cater to all needs. Developing literacy skills alongside scientific subject knowledge featured heavily in my lesson planning to combat dropping literacy standards in the UK. I displayed strong behaviour management skills in all classes, keeping low level disruption to a minimum; this was possible due to a friendly and approachable teaching style.
Position 2
Job title: 
Medical Receptionst
Dates of employment: 
May 2016-July 2016
Summary of role: 
Working in a busy, vibrant medical practice I completed myriad roles, such as processing the medical records of new patients and directing all external correspondence to relevant departments. However, my primary roles were call centre/reception staff and registering new patients; both of which have developed strong interpersonal skills which I hope to apply to my future place of work. Additionally I maintained a professional and friendly rapport with patients of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities with whom I can communicate effectively about sensitive issues.
Position 3
Job title: 
Admin Clerk/ Medical Receptionist
Dates of employment: 
2012-December 2015
Summary of role: 
As part of Britain's largest GP practice I completed similar roles as above.
Supporting Information
Why do you want to teach overseas?: 
As a qualified teacher I hope to develop my teaching experience abroad as well as develop myself personally by experience rich new cultures. I believe my current experience will allow me to benefit students in the host country and I hope I will help them to take their knowledge of the English language to other countries themselves.
Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?: 
Having completed a PGCE I already have a wealth of experience in a teaching setting. I have been trained to deliver high quality lessons that are accessible to all students in a class and would be a valuable asset to any school. My friendly approachable manner would make me a respected teacher to both students and staff.